1979 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews

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4x4, short bed, big v8

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gas milage does not exsit

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Built Ford Tough — love the huge v8, four wheel drive, and short wheel base. this truck has gotten me places i dont need to be. i wouldnt trade it for the world. its an absolute blast to own and to drive. buy one

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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its a well built truck

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if you have lots of money

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I Love It — this is my baby. it runs good, thirty years old, it sits a lot with me being in north carolina and it still start with no trouble every time. its loud and it will melt the tire with no problem (single wheel peel)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Everything about my truck is awesome.

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Could use some more miles per gallon.

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1979 Ford F-150 Ranger. Top Of The Line F-150. — The heart of this beast is a Ford marine 460. Thats right, its out of an old speed boat. The performance is amazing, with 0-60 at right about est. 4.5 secs. Braking is sufficient, handling is a little loose. Build quality is very solid, only repairs are new fly wheel, and fixed bell housing. Paint is candy apple red bottom fading into shiny silver. Interior half matches extrerior with candy apple red dash, and red and black bench seat. Mileage is about 10-12 mpg, relatively high for this engine, and very fun to drive, plenty of power to pull through anything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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it rocks

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none at all

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A Seriously Fun Ride — It has a 429 cobra jet in it. 650 horsepower. braking is good but not 100%. As for handling it is smooth. Its built like nothing else. interior is nice needs some work and exterior is spotless. It eats gas like it was candy so i get 1 mile per gulp. maitenance is easy. OMG this truck is so flippin fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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solid,dependable,fun to drive,great off-road

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none-not a single thing

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Overall A Winner,buy One Drive It And Have The Time Of Your Life — I've been restoring this 1979 4X4 with a 300 six and 4 speed. On and off road performance is great! Very dependable. Good gas mileage. This truck is a blast to drive.The orange color and overall great condition always draws attention when I drive it. I would recommend one of these dependable,solid built trucks to anyone.Do yourself a favor and buy one of these trucks while you can still find one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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all steal

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old as hell

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Its A Big Beast — its a super cab with a full size bed and a 351 modified good exeleration and braking but the gas milage sucks i run it into a dicth a 40 mph and it didnt even dent the bumper, its a frigin beast

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Tough as hell

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To much fun

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This Truck Is A Beast. — Build like a tank. I off road it five to ten times a year and it has yet to leave me stranded. From hill climbs to having it hood deep in mud it just keeps coming back for more. Its a great truck.

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Great in the Snow

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Gas

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Tonyas Baby — I love the way it goes in the snow and the power. Its Black and very high with huge tires I got it from my grand father when i turned 16 but im not aloud to drive it in PA. If you ever have the chance to drive a truck then the ford f150 would be right for you

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everything

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nothing

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Veronica — My truck is a 1979 Ford F-150 regular cab short box. its got a 460 engine with 400 horses, its really fast and gets 15 miles per gallon when driven nice. Her name is Veronica because black is beautiful. She has custom leather bucket seats, and a thumping sound system. She's a real eye grabber.

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Very reliable, Great looking, Will go anywhere, Solid Drivetrain

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NONE!!!

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Best Truck Iv Ever Owned!!! — I own one of these trucks. It is a short bed stepside that is Lifted 4in in the suspension and 3in in the body. This truck has been the most reliable truck that I have ever owned. I have had some problems with it but nothing major. I have restored it from the frame up. Great truck over all.

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2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

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Good Allround Pickup By golfnut_bill

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

Love It By coreyyoung08

Love how roomy it is and comfortable. Good gas mileage also for a 5.0L getting 16mpg! Also has a feature to run on Compressed Natural Gas. Love the sync feature allowing me to play music through my ph... Read More

Love The Sound Of The Truck Exhaust Note On Acceleration. By castle55

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